Abdominal aortic aneurysm: pathogenesis and implications for management.

  title={Abdominal aortic aneurysm: pathogenesis and implications for management.},
  author={Jonathan Golledge and Juanita J. Muller and Alan Daugherty and Paul Norman},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  volume={26 12},
  • Jonathan Golledge, Juanita J. Muller, +1 author Paul Norman
  • Published 2006 in
    Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular…
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) affects approximately 5% of elderly men and is responsible for a significant number of deaths in Western Countries. At present surgery by open or endovascular means is the only widely used therapy for this condition. In this review we examine the risk factors, serum, and genetic associations of AAA. Epidemiology studies suggest that smoking cessation and control of cholesterol and blood pressure should reduce the number of patients developing AAA. Natural history… CONTINUE READING
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